The Supercopa de España was, not so long ago, an annual head-to-head match between two of Spain’s top teams to kick off the season every August. It’s now morphed into a midseason four-team tournament that’s hosted in Saudi Arabia. While there are ongoing title races and tournaments fans of these teams are following, the tournament provides the possibility of either an El Clasico or a Madrid Derby in Jeddah on Sunday. It all depends on which team is more up for it: The league-leading Barcelona, or the still-in-the-thick-of-it Atletico Madrid.
Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid, including what to watch for on the pitch.
Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid
- When: 2pm ET, Thursday, Jan. 9
- Where: King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
- Streaming: ESPN Deportes, ESPN+
Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid live stream: How to watch Supercopa de España matches
The match is on ESPN Deportes and ESPN+, providing an easy way to stream Supercopa de España matches.
1) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $30-$45 per month ($10 off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $30 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, and local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some matches appear; see if yours has it here. Sling Blue also brings Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Headline News as part of its regular slate of channels, with Fox Business Channel available for those who get the Sling Blue News Extra add-on.
If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $45 per month.
Other features include a Free Cloud DVR tier for all subscribers (allowing 10 hours of recording a month), the ability to record all live linear channels, and no VOD preemption on any channels. New subscribers get $10 off the first month.
To add beIN SPORTS and ESPN Deportes and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)
Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Best of Spanish + Sling Orange for $35 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
2) AT&T TV Now
- Cost: $50-$135 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
AT&T TV Now is a bonus for AT&T wireless customers, especially for those who happen to be soccer fans. It provides instant access to more than 45 channels, including local channels. That means NBC as well as NBCSN for Premier League action, Fox as well as FS1 and FS2 for MLS, Bundesliga, the U.S. men’s and women’s teams, and even Liga MX offerings, and ESPN and ESPN2 for its array of soccer and other sports programming. It even offers free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. The $5 Deportes add-on gives access to ESPN Deportes, TUDN, Fox Deportes, Gol TV, and TyC Sports for even more soccer. And if you need to record any action to watch later, it comes with CloudDVR for up to 20 hours of TV recording per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.
- Cost: $4.99 per month or $49.99 for 12 months (after 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku players and TV, Oculus Go, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung smart TVs, and iOS and Android devices
ESPN+ is a subscription service that extends ESPN’s existing website and app, and it’s essential for soccer fans in particular, carrying Serie A+, MLS, USL, and FA Cup matches. It encompasses other sporting events as well, including 20 exclusive UFC Fight Night events per year, 180 NHL games, at least one MLB game a day for every day of the season, and a cornucopia of college sports.
ESPN+ also features the network’s sports talk programming, and it features original series starting with the entire 30 for 30 catalog ESPN made its name on. It also unlocks more content and fewer ads on the ESPN site.
Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid: What to watch for
It might not look like the usual Barcelona that’s been starting La Liga week to week, but with injuries being what they are, it’s likely to be a mix of stars and younger players. One key to squad rotation to the Blaugranas: Frenkie de Jong won’t be able to play the next La Liga match after being sent off in the team’s weekend derby against Espanyol. His exit gave Espanyol an opening for a late-game equalizer; the result means that Barca’s now only leading its archrival Real Madrid in the table on goal differential. Also, expect Neto in goal for the injured No. 1, Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Atletico Madrid bounced back to third place in La Liga with a 2-1 win against Levante on Saturday. Atleti hasn’t dropped a match since it lost to Barcelona 1-0 on Dec. 1. Though Diego Costa and Thomas Lemar remain injured, it’s a fairly full squad that Diego Simeone gets to choose from. Though a win here wouldn’t allow Atleti to gain in the La Liga standings, obviously, it would send a message heading into the 2020 half of the season that Atleti’s still relevant in the title race.
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